Robin Carlisle, Western Cape MEC for transport and public works, says he is "contemplating" a regulation that would prevent motorcyclists from weaving between cars.
Carlisle made the announcement on Sunday at a press conference covering the province's road death statistics for the holidays. According to Carlisle, 236 people were killed on the Western Cape's roads during the latest festive season, compared to 257 in the previous period.
He added that motorcycle crashes had increased by 33 percent from 63 in 2008 to 84 in 2012.
"I'm contemplating a regulation that will prohibit them from riding between the lanes... because that is where they die," Carlisle said, according to The Times.
"Motorcyclists will have to consider themselves as vehicles on the road. They have to find space to overtake before getting back into their lane."
"I'm not saying we are going to implement, but I'm thinking about it," Carlisle added.
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